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Single Gives

Nationals All-Star


Record Candlestick Crowd Sees Wind,
Errors Almost Turn Victory into Loss

Downes Wins Title

(Continued from Page 1)
two-base error of a ground ball
by Tony Kubek, New York short-
stop. Clemente's sacrifice fly
scored Mays.
George Altman of the Chicago
Cubs slammed a pinch homer to
open the eighth.
The American League sluggers
acted like the tame tabby cats up
to this time. Killebrew's slam over
the left field ,fence in the sixth
was the only semblance of a hit.
Before the ninth was over, the
Americans had scored two runs
on three hits, three National er-
rors and a balk by Stu Miller,

San Francisco's flutterball pitch-
Stormy Ninth
The ninth started c a 1 m 1 y
enough. Jim Gentile of Baltimore
struck out. Then Norm Cash of
Detroit doubled to right. When
Detroit's Al Kaline singled to cen-
ter, scoring pinch runner Nellie
Fox of Chicago, manager Danny
Murtaugh lifted Elroy Face of his
own Pittsburgh Pirates and called
for Sandy Koufax of Los Angeles.
When Maris, a left-handed bat-
ter, singled off southpaw Koufax,
Murtaugh called for Miller. Then
it started to happen.
With Detroit's Rocky Colavito

All-Star Clemente
Wains MVP Award,

try to sacrifice myself, so I get
runner to third if I do, I feel good.
But I get heet and Willie scores
and I feel better than good."
That's the way Roberto Cle-
mente, Puerto Rico's gift to the
Pittsburgh Pirates, explained his
game-winning hit in the National
League's 10-inning, 5-4 victory
over the Americans in yesterday's
30th All-Star game.
"When I come to plate' in lass
eenlng, with Mays on second and
nobody out," said Clemente, "I ask
myself, now, what would skipper
want me to do. I know what he
want me to do. He want me to hit
to right side to send Willie to
third so he could score on ground-
er or fly ball.
"So I say, 'I hope that Weelhelm
peetch me outside so I could hit
to right. But he peetch me inside,
and I swing hard and miss. Then
he give me knuckleball outside
and I Jus' meet it and hit it in
right field. Willie runs to third and
to home plate and the game is
over. That make me feelreal
good, Just like when Pittsburgh
won the World Series."
'Clemente's game-winning sin-
gle off- Baltimore knuckle -baller
Hoyt Wilhelm, which snapped a
4-4 tie, was his second hit of the
game. Roberto, as rough on the
English language as he is on ene-
my pitchers, slammed a triple off
Whitey Ford in his first time at
bat and scored the game's first
run on Bill White's sacrifice fly.
In the fourth inning, Clemente
drove a 400-foot sacrifice fly to
Mickey Mantle near the fence in
right center, enabling Mays to
trot home easily with the Nation-
al's second run. In all, Clemente
drove in two .runs and scored a
"In any other park, I have two
home runs," he complained. "I

feel sure the first one is over the
fence and I am surprised when the
ball is almost caught. The wind
keep the ball from going over."
The smile returned to Clemen-
te's face when he thought about
that final time at bat, however.
"What makes me feel most good
is that the skipper (Pirate man-
ager Danny Murtaugh) let me
play the whole game. I think may-
be he take me out after a few in-
nings for Aaron (Milwaukee's
Henry Aaron3) but no, he pay me
big compliment. I stay in game
and that gave meconfidence. I
think I don't let him down, no?"

at bat, plate umpire Stan Landes
called a balk against Miller, mov-
ing men to second and third.
When Boyer bobbled Colavito's
grounder, Kaline scored with the
tying run.
Kubek Whiffs
Although catcher Smoky Bur-
gess of Pittsburgh dropped a foul
pop, Kubek eventually struck out.
Pinch hitter Yogi Berra of New
York rapped to Chicago's Don
Zimmer at second base, but Zim
threw wildly to first and the bases
were full when Dick Howser,
rookie of the Kansas City A's,
flied out to end the inning.
It seemed that San Francisco's
largest baseball crowd was doom-
ed to see the Nationals hand the
game to the Americans on a silver
platter when they chipped in with
another error-tainted run in the
Only One Error
With two out, Fox walked and
dashed all the way home as Boy-
er threw Kaline's grounder past
first base for a three-base error.
Clemente, trying for a quick re-
covery, also fumbled the ball on
the foul line, but the scorers mer-
cifully charged only one error on
the play.
Mays, whose run in the fourth,
gave him a total of 12, more than
any other All-Star player, then
improved his mark by scoring the
winner in the 10th on Clemente's
second hit of the long, 2 hour 53
minute contest.
From an orderly start with a
chance at the first no-hitter in
the history of 30 All-Star games,
this degenerated in the late in-
nings into a sloppy, loosely played
game. It had a little bit of every-
thing. A passed ball, a hit bats-.
man, a balk, two home runs, sev-
en errors-just about everything
but a forfeit.
Ties Record
The five National League er-
rors tied its own record set at
Brooklyn in 1949. The two-team
total of seven topped the old high
of six, set in that same game in
It was the 10th National victory
in the last 14 All-Star games and
the third straight. The American
still leads in the series, 16-14,
however, with game No. 31 com-
ing up in Boston, July 31.
The big sluggers of the Ameri-
can League did practically noth-
ing, except for Killebrew. Mickey
Mantle of the Yanks went hitless
in three trips and struck out
twice. Maris, the fellow who is
threatening Babe Ruth's home run
record, had one single in four ef-
forts, but struck out twice. Cash
of Detroit had one for four and
also fanned twice as the National
racked up 12 strikeouts.
Miller Winner
Miller, the Giants' relief man
who throws slow, slower and slow-
est, allowed no hits, but his mates
made four errors behind him. Still

LONDON OP)-Underdog Terry
Downes of London won a share of
the world middleweight crown last
night when defender Paul Pender
of Brookline, Mass., quit at the end
of the ninth round because of a
deep, bloody cut over his left eye.
A roaring, partisan crowd of 12,-
000 in jammed Indoor Wembley
Stadium, cheered the British
champion when his right arm was
raised in victory in the return
bout, scheduled for 15 rounds.
The 25-year-old Downes, who
learned to box in the U.S. Ma-
rines, thus became the first Briton
to hold even a piece of the middle-
weight crown since Randy Turpin
upset Sugar Ray Robinson in
London just10 years and one day
ago. Turpin lost the title right
back to Robinson in New York
two months later.
Referee Ike Powell of Wales an-
nounced that Pender had 'are-
tired" at the end of the ninth be-
cause of the cut.
There was only one knockdown.
Pender slipped as Downes tore
after him in the sixth round and
was given a count of two.
It was sweet revenge for the
British champion, who lost to
Pender on a seventh round tech-
nical knockout in Boston last-Jan.
14 because of cuts over his eyes

-AP Wirephoto
IT WAS GOOD FOR THREE BASES-Roger Maris, New York Yankees, tries for a 375-foot poke by
the National League's Roberto Clemente in the second inning of the All-Star game in Candlestick
Park yesterday. It was good for three bases. The ball was retrieved by Mickey Mantle, also of the
American League New York Yankees, who made' the throw in. It was the first hit of the game and
later became the first run when Clemente was sacrificed home by Bill White.

and on the bridge of his nose. He
required 15 stitches-12 on the
Pender received a guarantee of
$48,000 and Downes about $28,000.
But the newly crowned cham-
pion's purse will be held in escrow
to guarantee the 31-year-old Pen-
der a return bout in Boston with-
in 90 days.
It was Pender's fourth defense
of the title recognized ii New
York, Massachusetts and Europe.
Gene Fullmer of West Jordan,
Utah, is considered the champion
by the American National Boxing
Association. This was Pender's
first title fight outside of his home
territory in Boston. It was also his
first loss after 14 straight victor-
ies over a 41/2 year span.
Downes. a 7-4 underdog, weigh-
ed 158%. Pender weighed 159.
The Associated Press had the
fight even for the nine rounds,
three for each and three ties. The
AP gave Pender the first, second
and ninth, and Downes the third,
sixth and eighth.
Referee Powell's scorecard was
not disclosed per British custom.
Speaking to the crowd from the
ring, Downes shouted:
"This proves what I've always
said--that I can beat anybody if
I have the crowd behind me."
The fans, however, didn't think
too highly of Terry's chances early
in the fight. He entered the ring
with the scar on the bridge of
his nose plainly visible. And in the
fourth the rangy, American drew
blood from the old wound with
his snapping left jabs.
But Downes' seconds got to work
on the cut and when the fight
finished the only blood on Downes'
face came from a cut over his left
Pender, besides the cut over his
left eye that ended the fight, had
a purplish bruise under his right
eye and a cut over it.
The blood first appeared over
Pender's right eye in the second
round when the aggressive Briton
forced him back to the ropes with
a flurry of rights' and lefts.
The seconds of both boxers
worked on repairing cuts after
the second round.

he salvaged the victory at the ex-\
pense of Wilhelm, whose knucklers
baffled catchers Berra and How-
ard of the Yanks as much as they
bothered the National League hit-
Murtaugh used 21 players and
manager Paul Richards of the
American used 22 of his 25 men.
Musial's 20th
Stan Musial broke a record by
getting into his 20th game as a
pinch hitter in the fifth. He flied
Boyer's two errors tied an All-
Star record for one game, held
jointly by Red Rolfe, Billy Her-
man, Pete Reiser and Eddie Math-
ews. Incidentally, Boyer took over
at third in the fourth inning after
the injured Mathews played the
first three innings despite 14
stitches in his right knee.

Palmer, Player Lead Band of
Americans into British Open

BIRKDALE, England OP) - Ar-
nold Palmer shot a 4-under-par
68 yesterday and led a small band
of six Americans into the 72-hole
British Open golf championship
starting today.
The lean, 30-year-old Latrobe,
Pa., pro wound up two rounds of
qualifying with a total of 139, good
for a third place tie behind pace-
making Bob Charles of New Zea-
land and Gary Player of South
Africa, the Masters champion.
Charles, a graceful left-hander,
headed the qualifiers with a total
of 66-70-136. Then came Player,

Cole Killed at Aqueduct;
Second Death of Year

Palmer's chief rival on the Ameri-
can circuit and in the battle for
the British crown, with a total of
Palmer was among several play-
ers at 139. He made it with an im-
pressive display of chipping and
putting for 35-33 over Birkdale's
6,844-yard, par 36-36-72 course.
This followed the 71 he shot Mon-
day over the 6,603-yard, par 36-
36-72 adjoining Hillside course.
The field was cut to 108 for the
championship proper. Qualifying
scores don't count. After single
rounds Wednesday and Thursday,
the field will be cut to 50 Friday.
The other American qualifiers
are: Frank Stranahan, Toledo,
71-72-143; Jack Isaacs, Langley
AFB, Va., 72-71-143; Paul Run-
yan, La Jolla, Calif., 74-71-145;
Joe Ezar, Miami, 70-78-148; Dick
Chapman Sr., Pinehurst, N.C.,
Chapman was the only Ameri-
can amateur to survive the cutoff
total of 148.
His 19-year-old son, Dick Chap-
man Jr., of Oyster Harbor, Mass.,
was among the seven Yanks who
failed to qualify. He had 94-79-
173. The others were Stan Graft,
Scottsdale, Arizona, 83 - 79-162;
James Harberson, Watertown,
N.Y., 86-77-163; Ernie Ball, Oak
Park, Ill., 77-75-152; Bob Wat-

son, Chappaqua, N.Y., 82-76-158;
Lex Burke, Merion, Pa., 82-78-
160, and 70-year-old George Fer-
rier of Ridgewood, N.J., who shot
a 90 yesterday and picked up after
five-holes today.
Kel Nagle of Australia, the de-
fending champion who beat Pal-
mer by a stroke a year ago, was
among the leaders with 73,-68-
141. Also in the '141 10(70-71)
bracket was Bobby Locke of South
Africa, a four-time winner. Aus-
tralia's Peter Thomson, another
four-time champion, had 73-71-

NEW YORK (P)-Sidney Cole, a
veteran jockey and the father of
four children, was thrown and
killed yesterday during a workout
in view of the grandstand crowd
at Aqueduct race track.
It was the second jockey death
at the huge plant this season and
the third of the year in racing.
Cole, 31, was working Laurel
Mae, a filly owned by Mrs. S. B.
Wilson, for Monday's Astoria


The filly, winner of the recent
Fashion Stakes, appeared to shy
and turned toward the rail on
the backstretch just about 20
yards after starting what was to
have been a three-quarter mile
workout between the first and sec-
ond races. Cole was thrown over
the rail and landed on his head.
He apparently was killed instant-
ly, failing to respond to a heart
massage by doctors in an ambu-
lance en route to a hospital.
Cole was born in Brooklyn but
lived in Elmont, N.Y., site of Bel-
mont Park. The youngest of his
children, two boys and two girls,
is only 14 months old.
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DETROIT WA-A wave of young
golfers, most of them with college.
backgrounds, moved to the front
in the 36th amateur Public Links
Championship yesterday. And one
of them, Dick Sikes of Arkansas,
grabbed off medalist honors with
a 5-under-par score of 135.
Sikes, a skinny 21-year-old from
the Ozark Mountains, did all his
par-busting yesterday, ripping the
Rackham Golf Course with a rec-
ord-equalling 65. Coupled with a
par 70 in yesterday's opening
qualifying round, Sikes captured
a two-stroke victory over graying
David Bettencourt of Honolulu
who had 137.
Bettencourt charged home with
a 65 that also matched the course
record set only yesterday by Jim
Ferriell, Jr., of Louisville, Ky.
Bettencourt, a 40-year-old fore-
man, caught fire when he chipped
in a wedge shot from 75 feet for
eagle on a 501-yard par five hole.
Neither Sikes nor Bettencourt
was over par on a single hole.
For the first time in the mem-
ory of tournament officials, a
playoff was not necessary. It took
a score of 150, or 10-over-par, to
qualify for match play. Of the
four former champions in the
field, only one qualified.



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